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What Are Bonds and How Do They Work?

Understanding bonds is vital to being a well rounded investor. We’re breaking down bonds starting with the basic characteristics and different types.

What You Need to Own If This Turns Into a Real Bear Market

If the unpleasantness in the market evolves into something more serious, history suggests one asset class will be the best performer in your portfolio.

Risk: Your One Guarantee in Retirement

Investment risk. We think we understand it… few of us really do, though. And it will be the undoing of many retirees.

The One Thing You Need to Know About Bonds

Bond investors today fall into one of three categories: smart, scared or oblivious. Let’s take the last group first. Whenever you hear someone say they plunked money into a long-term bond fund because it returned 12% annually for the last 30 years, all you can do is sigh.

>> The One Thing You Need to Know About Bonds

How to Spot the Best Cheap Bonds (And Why Ratings Aren’t Enough)

In the 30 years I’ve been banging around the markets, I’ve seen a lot of blood in the streets because of panic…

>> How to Spot the Best Cheap Bonds

Tender Offers: Take the Money and Run

It isn’t often someone pays you more than they’re legally obligated to pay. But that’s exactly what’s happening more and more…

Tender Offers: Take the Money and Run

Investing in Bonds: Three Steps to Smarter Bond Investing

At our Oxford Club Chairman’s Circle conference at The Ritz-Carlton in Naples last week, I noted a decided optimism…

Investing in Bonds: Three Steps to Smarter Bond Investing